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Finishing Year: A 48-Year-Old Single Father Takes a Gap Year to Finish His University Education as an International Exchange Student in Europe.

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Can a man change his stars? Can he ever really rise above? These are the questions that plague our mortal souls. Bryce Finley, a 48-year-old Canadian single father with an unfinished university degree, two nearly grown children, and no visible (future) means of support, is about to find out. After three years working at his local university, he decides to hit the books and ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 4th 2014 by Createspace
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Tony Sax
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have never written a review before, but that does not stop me from starting now. I haven't read any travel books before, but if they are anything like this book I believe I really should start reading more of them.

Where to begin? Finishing Year by Bryce Finley was such a joy to read, from start to finish. His mastery of prose and his way to make a book read like a spoken story are astounding skills you may not find in many other books. He peppers in such witty remarks throughout his story, suc
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Stephanie Ward
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways, travel
I'm not normally a memoir reader, but the premise of Finishing Year was so unique that I had to find out more: A 48-year-old exchange student is not someone you come across every day. What I enjoyed most about this book was how much it included -- travel stories, art lessons, personal insights and lots of humor. And as someone who spent three years as an expat in Europe, I could relate to many of the author's experiences. Overall, this is a fun, informative and thoroughly enjoyable read.

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Jon Tran
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads* This was a fun, entertaining read from start to finish. Finley was able to paint overseas travel (here being an international exchange student) in a way that can be both confusingly foreign and easily accessible. As someone who has rarely traveled outside my state, I have always viewed international traveling as an unrealistic option. After finishing Finishing Year, not only is international travel a more comfortable idea, but the idea ...more
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